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April 5, 2006

Political History and Theory
Thicker Than Oil: America’s Uneasy Partnership with Saudi Arabia

Council Senior Fellow and Director for Middle East and Gulf Studies Rachel Bronson reveals why the U.S.-Saudi partnership became so intimate and how the countries’ shared interests sowed the seeds of…

January 17, 2006

United States
New Book Assesses Rising Importance of Financial Markets in U.S. Foreign Policy

Growth in Capital Flows Generating Diplomatic and Security ChallengesJanuary 17, 2006—As trade flows expanded and trade agreements proliferated after World War II, governments—most notably the United…

October 11, 2006

United States
U.S. Energy Dependence Undercutting U.S. National Security, Council Task Force Warns

America’s dependence on imported energy increases its strategic vulnerability and constrains its ability to pursue foreign policy and national security objectives, finds a Council-sponsored Independe…

October 13, 2006

Financial Markets
Playing Monopoly with the Devil: Developing World Needs to Adopt the Dollar as its Currency

Replacing domestic currencies with an international one is the best way for developing countries to create a financially stable environment and integrate into the ever-globalizing world economy, argu…

January 21, 2007

Global
Priority for New UN Secretary-General: Prevent Genocide

The new secretary-general of the United Nations should make genocide prevention a centerpiece of his reform agenda, concludes a new Council Special Report. "Ban Ki-moon should take the General Assemb…

April 9, 2007

China
Approach China with an "Affirmative Agenda," Rather than Thwart its Ambition to Become a Great Power, Concludes New Report

Although China’s future is uncertain, “further integrating China into the global community offers the best hope of shaping China’s interests and conduct in accordance with international norms on secu…

March 22, 2007

Trade
WTO Trade Rules Benefit the United States, Says New Council Report

The Doha negotiations have stalled and the November elections in the United States showed that advocates of economic nationalism are growing in strength. Nevertheless, a new Council Special Report ma…

April 3, 2007

Nigeria
Nigeria’s April Elections Will Alter Trajectory of Democracy in Nigeria and Africa, Says CFR Report

“For policymakers everywhere, Nigeria should be the central African question. No country’s fate is so decisive for the continent. No other country across a range of issues has the power so thoroughly…

September 19, 2007

Trade
Wage Insurance Could Generate Support for Free Trade, Says New Council Special Report

With trade adjustment assistance (TAA) set to expire at the end of the month, several reform bills that would expand unemployment insurance, an important component of traditional TAA, are being consi…

November 8, 2007

Conflict Prevention
Council Report Urges U.S. to Prepare for Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

November 7, 2007 – Economic mismanagement, endemic corruption, and violent repression of political opposition under President Robert Mugabe’s long reign have left Zimbabwe with hyperinflation, an 80%…